Snowshoe hike through the winter landscape around the small holiday resort of Preda along old muleteer paths, visit Switzerland’s most beautiful spot, the Lai da Palpuogna, and follow the trail through snowy pine forests.
Distance 4.2 km
Highest point1,965 m
Lowest point1,778 m
After a pleasant trip up the mountain pass aboard the Rhaetian Railway on the UNESCO World Heritage railway pioneering route to Preda, this circular snowshoe hike leads from the train station and along the old muleteer route and over the Crestas da Palpuogna ridge to the Lai da Palpuogna. This idyllically situated lake was chosen in a survey as the "most beautiful spot in Switzerland". In the winter it is mostly covered by snow, but when the weather is cold enough and the precipitation is low, the lake freezes to black ice and one can even go skating on it.
The return route follows the pass road, which is closed during the winter, and then takes you along the hiking trail through the Lavizun forest to the Preda train station. Enjoy a hot drink at the Hotel Preda Kulm.
Would you like to be accompanied on your snowshoe hike? Mark Sport offers guided tours on request.
Best time of year
You can find the latest avalanche report at www.slf.ch or download the free White Risk app.
Please do not leave the path for your own safety and to protect the wildlife.